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Rembrandt (1999)

Iconic artist Rembrandt van Rijn worked in the fields of painting, drafting, and printing, becoming the most iconic artist in all of Dutch history. This documentary profiles the story of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Matton

Writers:

Charles Matton, Sylvie Matton (as Sylvie Meyer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Rembrandt van Rijn
Romane Bohringer ... Hendrickje Stoffels
Jean Rochefort ... Nicolaes Tulp
Johanna ter Steege ... Saskia Uylenburgh
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Jan Six
Caroline van Houten Caroline van Houten ... Geertje Direx
Richard Bohringer ... Le prêcheur
Franck de la Personne ... Hendrick Uylenburgh
Jacques Spiesser ... Joost Van den Vondel
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Maria Tesselschade (as Caroline Sihol)
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Constantin Huygens
François Delaive ... Govaert Flinck
Léonard Matton Léonard Matton ... Titus Van Rijn
Aymeric Demarigny Aymeric Demarigny ... Carel Fabritius
Jean O'Cottrell Jean O'Cottrell ... Le notaire de Rembrandt
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Iconic artist Rembrandt van Rijn worked in the fields of painting, drafting, and printing, becoming the most iconic artist in all of Dutch history. This documentary profiles the story of a man whose varied works left an indelible mark on the world.

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France | Germany | Netherlands

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 August 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Рембранд See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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You are invited to step into a Rembrandt painting and live in it for 106 minutes
8 May 2015 | by ursulahemardSee all my reviews

Absolutely loved it! I can't fathom why movies like this are not well known to the masses. Rembrandt's life from his mid 20's to his death played by Klaus Maria Brandauer is a bulls- eye. He is one of the most talented, prolific and high caliber contemporary Austrian actors and I always loved his performances on stage and on screen. He is mesmerising and believably characterises the artist. The movie is biographically and historically totally accurate which I appreciate enormously. I loved the didactic story telling, this is how an intelligent BIOPIC ought to be. All acting is fittingly theatrical and very well cast with many very well known French actors. The cinematography is astounding; colours and lighting are sumptuous just like Rembrandt's paintings. Many everyday scenes are staged as if coordinated after the painters works which means that the 'trompe-l'oeil' dioramas are perfectly orchestrated, much to my personal ravishment. Many of Rembrandt's canvasses are depicted and some even with a 'mise-en-scène' how they came to be. Beautiful! Important historical figurers are interacting with Rembrandt and teach us about his life and his character development. We learn about his triumphs, tragedies and important female relationships through an arty movie which transfers us into the 17th century Dutch Republic accompanied with a perfectly chosen score. Highly recommended to Art-Freaks and Movie-Buffs!


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